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Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Paternalists continue to demand sugar taxes despite clear evidence they don't work. But facts don 't matter to nanny statists.

Crikey readers respond to previous editions.

Not so curious

Crikey readers respond to previous editions.

Getting a sugar rush from controlling the poor

For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.

Rundle: curb sugar by regulating the pushers, not whingeing about the nanny state

Yes, something should be done to prevent Australians consuming so much sugar. But forcing low-income consumers to pay more for it is not the solution.

‘The system is rigged’, ‘racial equality has gone too far’: Australians more like Trump than they’d admit

While the roots of populism in Australia appear economic, they also reflect a nostalgia for an Australia that can never come again.

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.

Julie Gibbs, the curator of many beloved cookbooks, is leaving her position as publishing director of Lantern.

Proof in the pudding? Sydney’s cookbook queen dethroned

Julie Gibbs, the curator of many beloved cookbooks, is leaving her position as publishing director of Lantern.

What in the world is going on in Greece? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Greek bank run … China under the gun … breakfast fun …

What in the world is going on in Greece? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Despite an increase in their disposable income, US consumers aren't spending. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: consumers won’t spend … iron ore descends … oil slump trend …

Despite an increase in their disposable income, US consumers aren't spending. And other business tidbits of the day.

Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.

Razer’s Class Warfare: illness is not caused by ‘bad thoughts’

Sarah "I Quit Sugar" Wilson has declared illness to be caused by "female self-hatred". Actual scientists think somewhat differently.

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